٢ أخبار 34

كَانَ يُوشِيَّا ٱبْنَ ثَمَانِيَ سِنِينَ حِينَ مَلَكَ، وَمَلَكَ إِحْدَى وَثَلَاثِينَ سَنَةً فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ. ١ 1
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.
وَعَمِلَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَسَارَ فِي طُرُقِ دَاوُدَ أَبِيهِ، وَلَمْ يَحِدْ يَمِينًا وَلَا شِمَالًا. ٢ 2
He did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walked in the ways of David his ancestor, and did not turn away either to the right or to the left.
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّامِنَةِ مِنْ مُلْكِهِ إِذْ كَانَ بَعْدُ فَتًى، ٱبْتَدَأَ يَطْلُبُ إِلَهَ دَاوُدَ أَبِيهِ. وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّانِيَةِ عَشَرَةَ ٱبْتَدَأَ يُطَهِّرُ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ مِنَ ٱلْمُرْتَفَعَاتِ وَٱلسَّوَارِي وَٱلتَّمَاثِيلِ وَٱلْمَسْبُوكَاتِ. ٣ 3
For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek after the God of David, his ancestor. In the twelfth year, he began to cleanse Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, the Asherah poles, and the carved figures and the cast metal figures.
وَهَدَمُوا أَمَامَهُ مَذَابِحَ ٱلْبَعْلِيمِ، وَتَمَاثِيلَ ٱلشَّمْسِ ٱلَّتِي عَلَيْهَا مِنْ فَوْقُ قَطَعَهَا، وَكَسَّرَ ٱلسَّوَارِيَ وَٱلتَّمَاثِيلَ وَٱلْمَسْبُوكَاتِ وَدَقَّهَا وَرَشَّهَا عَلَى قُبُورِ ٱلَّذِينَ ذَبَحُوا لَهَا. ٤ 4
The people broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence; he cut apart the incense altars that were above them. He broke the Asherah poles and the carved figures, and the cast metal figures in pieces until they were dust. He scattered the dust on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
وَأَحْرَقَ عِظَامَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ عَلَى مَذَابِحِهِمْ وَطَهَّرَ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ. ٥ 5
He burned the bones of their priests on their altars. In this way, he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
وَفِي مُدُنِ مَنَسَّى وَأَفْرَايِمَ وَشِمْعُونَ حَتَّى وَنَفْتَالِي مَعَ خَرَائِبِهَا حَوْلَهَا ٦ 6
He did the same in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, all the way to Naphtali, and in the ruins that surrounded them.
هَدَمَ ٱلْمَذَابِحَ وَٱلسَّوَارِيَ وَدَقَّ ٱلتَّمَاثِيلَ نَاعِمًا، وَقَطَعَ جَمِيعَ تَمَاثِيلِ ٱلشَّمْسِ فِي كُلِّ أَرْضِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، ثُمَّ رَجَعَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٧ 7
He broke down the altars, beat the Asherah poles and the carved images into powder, and cut apart all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
وَفِي ٱلسَّنَةِ ٱلثَّامِنَةَ عَشَرَةَ مِنْ مُلْكِهِ بَعْدَ أَنْ طَهَّرَ ٱلْأَرْضَ وَٱلْبَيْتَ، أَرْسَلَ شَافَانَ بْنَ أَصَلْيَا وَمَعَسِيَا رَئِيسَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَيُوآخَ بْنَ يُوآحَازَ ٱلْمُسَجِّلَ لِأَجْلِ تَرْمِيمِ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِهِ. ٨ 8
Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, after Josiah had cleansed the land and the temple, he sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, Maaseiah, the governor of the city, and Joah son of Joahaz the secretary, to repair the house of Yahweh his God.
فَجَاءُوا إِلَى حِلْقِيَا ٱلْكَاهِنِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ، وَأَعْطَوْهُ ٱلْفِضَّةَ ٱلْمُدْخَلَةَ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱللهِ ٱلَّتِي جَمَعَهَا ٱللَّاوِيُّونَ حَارِسُو ٱلْبَابِ مِنْ مَنَسَّى وَأَفْرَايِمَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ بَقِيَّةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ يَهُوذَا وَبَنْيَامِينَ، ثُمَّ رَجَعُوا إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٩ 9
They went to Hilkiah, the high priest, and entrusted to him the money that had been brought into the house of God, that the Levites, the guards of the doors, had gathered from Manasseh and Ephraim, from all the remnant of Israel, from all Judah and Benjamin, and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
وَدَفَعُوهَا لِأَيْدِي عَامِلِي ٱلشُّغْلِ ٱلْمُوَكَّلِينَ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَدَفَعُوهَا لِعَامِلِي ٱلشُّغْلِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ لِأَجْلِ إِصْلَاحِ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَتَرْمِيمِهِ. ١٠ 10
They entrusted the money to the men who supervised the work on the temple of Yahweh. These men paid the workers who repaired and restored the temple.
وَأَعْطَوْهَا لِلنَّجَّارِينَ وَٱلْبَنَّائِينَ لِيَشْتَرُوا حِجَارَةً مَنْحُوتَةً وَأَخْشَابًا لِلْوُصَلِ وَلِأَجْلِ تَسْقِيفِ ٱلْبُيُوتِ ٱلَّتِي أَخْرَبَهَا مُلُوكُ يَهُوذَا. ١١ 11
They paid it to the carpenters and builders to buy cut stone and timber for braces, and to make beams for the structures that some kings of Judah had let fall apart.
وَكَانَ ٱلرِّجَالُ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلْعَمَلَ بِأَمَانَةٍ، وَعَلَيْهِمْ وُكَلَاءُ يَحَثُ وَعُوبَدْيَا ٱللَّاوِيَّانِ مِنْ بَنِي مَرَارِي، وَزَكَرِيَّا وَمَشُلَّامُ مِنْ بَنِي ٱلْقَهَاتِيِّينَ لِأَجْلِ ٱلْمُنَاظَرَةِ، وَمِنَ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ كُلُّ مَاهِرٍ بِآلَاتِ ٱلْغِنَاءِ. ١٢ 12
The men did the work faithfully. Their supervisors Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, from the sons of the Kohathites. Other Levites, all of whom were very good musicians, closely directed the workmen.
وَكَانُوا عَلَى ٱلْحُمَّالِ وَوُكَلَاءَ عَلَى كُلِّ عَامِلِ شُغْلٍ فِي خِدْمَةٍ فَخِدْمَةٍ. وَكَانَ مِنَ ٱللَّاوِيِّينَ كُتَّابٌ وَعُرَفَاءُ وَبَوَّابُونَ. ١٣ 13
These Levites were in charge of those who carried building material and all other men who worked in any way. There were also Levites who were secretaries, administrators, and gate guards.
وَعِنْدَ إِخْرَاجِهِمِ ٱلْفِضَّةَ ٱلْمُدْخَلَةَ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَجَدَ حِلْقِيَا ٱلْكَاهِنُ سِفْرَ شَرِيعَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ بِيَدِ مُوسَى. ١٤ 14
When they brought out the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of Yahweh that had been given through Moses.
فَأَجَابَ حِلْقِيَا وَقَالَ لِشَافَانَ ٱلْكَاتِبِ: «قَدْ وَجَدْتُ سِفْرَ ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ». وَسَلَّمَ حِلْقِيَا ٱلسِّفْرَ إِلَى شَافَانَ، ١٥ 15
Hilkiah said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the book of the law in the house of Yahweh.” Hilkiah brought the book to Shaphan.
فَجَاءَ شَافَانُ بِٱلسِّفْرِ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ وَرَدَّ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ جَوَابًا قَائِلًا: «كُلُّ مَا أُسْلِمَ لِيَدِ عَبِيدِكَ هُمْ يَفْعَلُونَهُ، ١٦ 16
Shaphan took the book to the king, and also reported to him, saying, “Your servants are doing everything that has been entrusted to them.
وَقَدْ أَفْرَغُوا ٱلْفِضَّةَ ٱلْمَوْجُودَةَ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَدَفَعُوهَا لِيَدِ ٱلْوُكَلَاءِ وَيَدِ عَامِلِي ٱلشُّغْلِ». ١٧ 17
They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of Yahweh, and they gave it into the hand of the supervisors and to the workmen.”
وَأَخْبَرَ شَافَانُ ٱلْكَاتِبُ ٱلْمَلِكَ قَائِلًا: «قَدْ أَعْطَانِي حِلْقِيَا ٱلْكَاهِنُ سِفْرًا». وَقَرَأَ فِيهِ شَافَانُ أَمَامَ ٱلْمَلِكِ. ١٨ 18
Shaphan the scribe told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” Then Shaphan read in it to the king.
فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ ٱلْمَلِكُ كَلَامَ ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ مَزَّقَ ثِيَابَهُ، ١٩ 19
It came about that when the king had heard the words of the law, he tore his clothes.
وَأَمَرَ ٱلْمَلِكُ حِلْقِيَا وَأَخِيقَامَ بْنَ شَافَانَ وَعَبْدُونَ بْنَ مِيخَا وَشَافَانَ ٱلْكَاتِبَ وَعَسَايَا عَبْدَ ٱلْمَلِكِ قَائِلًا: ٢٠ 20
The king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah, his own servant, saying,
«ٱذْهَبُوا ٱسْأَلُوا ٱلرَّبَّ مِنْ أَجْلِي وَمِنْ أَجْلِ مَنْ بَقِيَ مِنْ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَيَهُوذَا عَنْ كَلَامِ ٱلسِّفْرِ ٱلَّذِي وُجِدَ، لِأَنَّهُ عَظِيمٌ غَضَبُ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي ٱنْسَكَبَ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّ آبَاءَنَا لَمْ يَحْفَظُوا كَلَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ لِيَعْمَلُوا حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ فِي هَذَا ٱلسِّفْرِ». ٢١ 21
“Go and ask Yahweh's will for me, and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, because of the words of the book that has been found. For it is great, the anger of Yahweh that has been poured out on us. It is great, because our ancestors have not listened to the words of this book so as to obey all that was written in it.”
فَذَهَبَ حِلْقِيَا وَٱلَّذِينَ أَمَرَهُمُ ٱلْمَلِكُ إِلَى خَلْدَةَ ٱلنَّبِيَّةِ ٱمْرَأَةِ شَلُّومَ بْنِ تُوقَهَةَ بْنِ حَسْرَةَ حَارِسِ ٱلثِّيَابِ، وَهِيَ سَاكِنَةٌ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ فِي ٱلْقِسْمِ ٱلثَّانِي، وَكَلَّمُوهَا هَكَذَا. ٢٢ 22
So Hilkiah, and those whom the king had commanded, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum son of Tokhath son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (she lived in Jerusalem in the Second District), and they spoke with her in this way.
فَقَالَتْ لَهُمْ: «هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: قُولُوا لِلرَّجُلِ ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلَكُمْ إِلَيَّ: ٢٣ 23
She said to them, “This is what Yahweh, the God of Israel, says: Tell the man who sent you to me,
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَأَنَذَا جَالِبٌ شَرًّا عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ وَعَلَى سُكَّانِهِ، جَمِيعَ ٱللَّعَنَاتِ ٱلْمَكْتُوبَةِ فِي ٱلسِّفْرِ ٱلَّذِي قَرَأُوهُ أَمَامَ مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا. ٢٤ 24
'This is what Yahweh says: See, I am about to bring disaster on this place and on its inhabitants, all the curses that have been written in the book that they have read before the king of Judah.
مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّهُمْ تَرَكُونِي وَأَوْقَدُوا لِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى لِكَيْ يَغِيظُونِي بِكُلِّ أَعْمَالِ أَيْدِيهِمْ، وَيَنْسَكِبُ غَضَبِي عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ وَلَا يَنْطَفِئُ. ٢٥ 25
This will happen because they have forsaken me and have burned incense to other gods, and they have provoked me to anger by all that their hands have made, therefore, my anger will be poured out on this place, and it will not be extinguished.'
وَأَمَّا مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلَكُمْ لِتَسْأَلُوا مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَهَكَذَا تَقُولُونَ لَهُ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ جِهَةِ ٱلْكَلَامِ ٱلَّذِي سَمِعْتَ: ٢٦ 26
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to ask Yahweh what he should do, this is what you will say to him, 'Yahweh, the God of Israel says this: About the words that you heard,
مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّهُ قَدْ رَقَّ قَلْبُكَ، وَتَوَاضَعْتَ أَمَامَ ٱللهِ حِينَ سَمِعْتَ كَلَامَهُ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ وَعَلَى سُكَّانِهِ، وَتَوَاضَعْتَ أَمَامِي وَمَزَّقْتَ ثِيَابَكَ وَبَكَيْتَ أَمَامِي يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، قَدْ سَمِعْتُ أَنَا أَيْضًا. ٢٧ 27
because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and because you have humbled yourself before me and have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have listened to you—this is Yahweh's declaration—
هَأَنَذَا أَضُمُّكَ إِلَى آبَائِكَ فَتُضَمُّ إِلَى قَبْرِكَ بِسَلَامٍ، وَكُلَّ ٱلشَّرِّ ٱلَّذِي أَجْلِبُهُ عَلَى هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ وَعَلَى سُكَّانِهِ لَا تَرَى عَيْنَاكَ». فَرَدُّوا عَلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ ٱلْجَوَابَ. ٢٨ 28
see, I will gather you to your ancestors. You will be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes will not see any of the disaster I will bring on this place and its inhabitants.'” The men took this message back to the king.
وَأَرْسَلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ وَجَمَعَ كُلَّ شُيُوخِ يَهُوذَا وَأُورُشَلِيمَ، ٢٩ 29
Then the king sent messengers and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
وَصَعِدَ ٱلْمَلِكُ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ مَعَ كُلِّ رِجَالِ يَهُوذَا وَسُكَّانِ أُورُشَلِيمَ وَٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَٱللَّاوِيِّينَ وَكُلِّ ٱلشَّعْبِ مِنَ ٱلْكَبِيرِ إِلَى ٱلصَّغِيرِ، وَقَرَأَ فِي آذَانِهِمْ كُلَّ كَلَامِ سِفْرِ ٱلْعَهْدِ ٱلَّذِي وُجِدَ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ. ٣٠ 30
Then the king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, Levites, and all the people, from great to small. He then read in their hearing all the words of the book of the Covenant that had been found in the house of Yahweh.
وَوَقَفَ ٱلْمَلِكُ عَلَى مِنْبَرِهِ وَقَطَعَ عَهْدًا أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ لِلذَّهَابِ وَرَاءَ ٱلرَّبِّ وَلِحِفْظِ وَصَايَاهُ وَشَهَادَاتِهِ وَفَرَائِضِهِ بِكُلِّ قَلْبِهِ وَكُلِّ نَفْسِهِ، لِيَعْمَلَ كَلَامَ ٱلْعَهْدِ ٱلْمَكْتُوبِ فِي هَذَا ٱلسِّفْرِ. ٣١ 31
The king stood in his place and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments, his regulations, and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to obey the words of the covenant that were written in this book.
وَأَوْقَفَ كُلَّ ٱلْمَوْجُودِينَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ وَبَنْيَامِينَ، فَعَمِلَ سُكَّانُ أُورُشَلِيمَ حَسَبَ عَهْدِ ٱللهِ إِلَهِ آبَائِهِمْ. ٣٢ 32
He caused all who were found in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand by the covenant. The inhabitants of Jerusalem acted in obedience to the covenant of God, the God of their ancestors.
وَأَزَالَ يُوشِيَّا جَمِيعَ ٱلرَّجَاسَاتِ مِنْ كُلِّ ٱلْأَرَاضِي ٱلَّتِي لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَجَعَلَ جَمِيعَ ٱلْمَوْجُودِينَ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ يَعْبُدُونَ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَهُمْ. كُلَّ أَيَّامِهِ لَمْ يَحِيدُوا مِنْ وَرَاءِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِ آبَائِهِمْ. ٣٣ 33
Josiah took away all the disgusting things from the lands that belonged to the people of Israel. He made everyone in Israel worship Yahweh, their God. For all of his days, they did not turn away from following Yahweh, the God of their ancestors.